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  • Dakota Pipeline Scheduled To Begin Delivering Oil In May

    04/14/2017 8:33:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller News ^ | 04/14/2017 | Chris White
    Energy Transfer Partners, the developer behind the so-called DAPL, is scheduled to start delivering oil on May 14 to Illinois, according to filings from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The oil project is expected to transport more than 500,000 barrels of oil a year across the eastern section of the country. ... The Obama administration rejected the previously approved pipeline last December ... President Donald Trump eventually issued orders approving the DAPL in January ... many demonstrators have begun diverting their attention to the equally contentious Keystone XL Pipeline, another oil pipeline Trump approved through executive order. Obama originally rejected...
  • Trump Approves TransCanada's Keystone XL Pipeline

    03/24/2017 5:34:29 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 45 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | March 24, 2017 | Tyler Durden
    t's official: moments ago TransCanada said the U.S. Department of State issued a presidential permit for the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, ending a multi-year controversial, at times acrimonious debate over the future of the pipeline. The pipeline linking Canadian oil sands to U.S. refiners had been blocked by Barack Obama, who said the pipeline would do nothing to reduce fuel prices for U.S. motorists and would contribute emissions linked to global warming. "This is a significant milestone for the Keystone XL project," said Russ Girling, TransCanada's president and chief executive officer, said in a statement. "We greatly appreciate...
  • Trump administration to approve Keystone pipeline Monday: Report

    03/23/2017 10:03:33 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 23, 2017 | Ben Wolfgang
    The Trump administration on Monday will formally approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, according to media reports, finally ending a years-long series of starts, stops and delays, and kicking off the kind of massive infrastructure project the president promised during his campaign.
  • White House now says American steel not required for Keystone pipeline

    03/03/2017 9:50:36 PM PST · by 198ml · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/3/17 | Ben Wolfgang
    President Trump’s pledge that new pipeline projects will use “American steel” will not apply to the Keystone XL project, according to media reports, directly contradicting the president’s own words last week. Politico reported late Thursday night that a White House spokeswoman explained that the project, which has been in the works for the past decade, does not count as a “new” or “retrofitted” pipeline, and therefore is not subject to Mr. Trump’s made-in-America requirement. Comments from TransCanada, the company proposing the project, on Friday morning seem to confirm the firm will not be forced to use all U.S. steel.
  • Report: Without the pipelines, U.S. in danger of losing up to 33% of power generation by 2030

    01/26/2017 7:34:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/26/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Ed Morrissey already looked at President Trump’s aggressive move to get Keystone XL, Dakota Access and other pipelines back on track earlier this week. The timing for this probably couldn’t be better because despite all the protests from environmentalists and the Keep It In The Ground movement, we are heading toward some hard deadlines for energy generation, after which some very bad things are going to start happening. That’s the conclusion reached in a new study from the Consumer Energy Alliance which examines the long term effects of continuing to reject new pipeline construction projects. The number are not...
  • Trump signs five more orders on pipelines, steel and environment

    01/24/2017 12:32:48 PM PST · by DFG · 35 replies
    USA Today via WFAA ^ | 01/24/2017 | Gregory Korte
    President Trump signed five more executive actions Tuesday in a blitz of executive power meant to speed approvals of high-profile energy projects like the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines. In reversing the Obama administration policy to disapprove the Keystone pipeline, Trump emphasized that the construction isn't a done deal. "It's something that subject to a renegotiation of terms by us," he said. "We'll see if we can get the pipeline built. A lot of jobs, 28,000 jobs." Keystone XL is a proposed 1,179-mile cross-border pipeline from Alberta to Nebraska that became a lightning rod for Obama's energy policy, with...
  • Rising from the ashes . . . the Keystone XL pipeline?

    11/16/2016 10:50:44 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/16/16 | Dan Calabrese
    The simple stroke of a pen is all that's needed. Remember how the Obama Administration slow-walked its so-called review of the Keystone XL pipeline? How it languished in the State Department for seven years while first Hillary and then John Kerry pretended to weigh the pros and cons of the project, only to have Obama formally reject it - which everyone knew all along he would do? The whole thing, of course, was a complete joke. The Obama Administration had no serious rationale for denying the project, but Obama’s supporters in the environmental extremist set would have gone apoplectic if...
  • President Trump, please pass Keystone XL soon

    11/10/2016 8:54:27 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 21 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Nov. 10, 2016 | Postmedia Network
    Five years ago, the U.S. state department released a report that TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline posed “no significant (environmental) impacts” along its route. Five years later, the project is still stalled because of U.S. President Barack Obama’s dithering. President-elect Donald Trump should approve the pipeline to ship bitumen from Alberta to U.S. refineries on the Gulf Coast as soon as he can. The state department also confirmed the project would create jobs and bring major investments to the United States. Trump can’t make America great again without attracting new jobs. And this project, if it’s approved, is a sure bet...
  • Trump Revives Keystone Pipeline Rejected by Obama

    01/24/2017 8:56:04 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 56 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 24, 2016 | PETER BAKER and CORAL DAVENPORT
    WASHINGTON — President Trump moved assertively on Tuesday to further dismantle his predecessor’s policies as he revived the Keystone XL pipeline that stirred years of debate over the balance between the nation’s energy needs and efforts to stem climate change.
  • Trump To Sign Executive Orders Advancing Keystone, Dakota Pipelines

    01/24/2017 6:55:10 AM PST · by blam · 36 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 1-24-2017 | Tyler Durden
    January 24, 2017 It is just day two of his presidency, and already Trump is taking a sledgehammer to the Obama legacy: in his latest move reported moments ago by Bloomberg, president Trump intends to sign two executive actions today "that would advance construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines", putting a spoke, so to say, in the train wheels of Warren Buffett's train-based oil transportation quasi-monopoly. Keystone was rejected under former President Barack Obama. Trump’s move on Energy Transfer Partners LP’s 1,172-mile Dakota Access project aims to end a standoff that has stalled the $3.8 billion project...
  • Obama pipeline decision may preview energy policy (Keystone XL)

    12/01/2012 4:17:27 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 1, 2012 11:28 AM EST | Josh Lederman
    It’s a decision President Barack Obama put off during the 2012 campaign, but now that he’s won a second term, his next move on a proposed oil pipeline between the U.S. and Canada may signal how he will deal with climate and energy issues in the four years ahead. Obama is facing increasing pressure to determine the fate of the $7 billion Keystone XL project, with environmental activists and oil producers each holding out hope that the president, freed from the political constraints of re-election, will side with them on this and countless other related issues down the road. On...
  • Clinton had different public and private stances on Keystone, leaked emails show

    10/10/2016 3:18:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 10, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    The Clinton campaign debated whether to come out against the Keystone XL pipeline in August 2015 as a way to turn attention away from her secret email server and the bad press she was generating, according to messages hacked from her campaign chairman’s account and released Monday by WikiLeaks. ... The campaign’s willingness to use Keystone to shift attention from Mrs. Clinton’s troubles over her secret email server is a signal of just how troublesome those emails were.
  • Hillary Clinton’s State Department Staff Kept Tight Rein on Records [Rein = Blocked]

    05/20/2015 7:41:46 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    WSJ ^ | May 19, 2015 8:28 p.m. ET | By Laura Meckler
    Aides scrutinized, sometimes blocked release of documents requested under public-records law WASHINGTON—When Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, her staff scrutinized politically sensitive documents requested under public-records law and sometimes blocked their release, according to people with direct knowledge of the activities. In one instance, her chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, told State Department records specialists she wanted to see all documents requested on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, and later demanded that some be held back. In another case, Ms. Mills’s staff negotiated with the records specialists over the release of documents about former President Bill Clinton’s speaking engagements—also...
  • TransCanada Formally Seeks NAFTA Damages in Keystone XL Rejection

    06/25/2016 4:56:57 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6-25-16 | staff
    TransCanada Corp is formally requesting arbitration over U.S. President Barack Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline, seeking $15 billion in damages, the company said in legal papers dated Friday. TransCanada submitted a notice for an arbitration claim in January and had then tried to negotiate with the U.S. government to “reach an amicable settlement,” the company said in files posted on the pipeline’s website. “Unfortunately, the parties were unable to settle the dispute.” TransCanada said it then filed its formal arbitration request under North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) provisions, seeking to recover what it says are costs and...
  • TransCanada Responds to Trump's Vow to Take a Cut of Keystone Profits

    06/02/2016 10:35:34 AM PDT · by Rio · 33 replies
    ChemInfo ^ | June 3, 2016 | Andy Szal
    Officials from TransCanada last week echoed Donald Trump's support for the Keystone XL pipeline, but the company was far less enthused about his vow to take "a piece of the profits." The Canadian energy giant sought federal approval for the pipeline, which would connect a network running between Canadian oil sands and Gulf Coast refineries, for nearly nine years before President Obama rejected its application late last year. The project came to symbolize the partisan battle over environmental issues in Washington, and Trump referenced the pipeline among a slew of proclamations in a speech to North Dakota petroleum executives last...
  • Donald Trump would allow Keystone XL pipeline and end Paris climate deal

    05/26/2016 3:07:55 PM PDT · by Innovative · 31 replies
    Guardian ^ | May 26, 2016 | Ben Jacobs
    Republican nominee took veiled shots at those who are concerned about global warming and endorsed drilling off the Atlantic coast in a speech on energy policy. Donald Trump promised to only work with ‘environmentalists whose only agenda is protecting nature’ and to ‘focus on real environmental challenges, not the phony ones. Donald Trump pledged to cancel the Paris climate agreement, endorsed drilling off the Atlantic coast and said he would allow the Keystone XL pipeline to be built in return for “a big piece of the profits” for the American people. Trump reaches delegate count needed to clinch Republican nomination...
  • Montana AG Tim Fox weighs in on Keystone XL lawsuit

    05/14/2016 7:08:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Missoulian ^ | 5/14/2016 | TOM LUTEY
    Montana and five other states say resident Barack Obama overstepped his power by rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline, whose developers are now suing four presidential cabinet members. The states along the pipeline’s route filed a friend-of-the-court brief this week arguing that Congress, not the executive, has the right to regulate interstate and international commerce. The pipeline, which would have crossed the Canadian border, was being developed by TransCanada, which is now suing the government. Because of the resident’s representations to the rest of the world that America would lead in reducing its carbon footprint, that that was the sole reason...
  • Buffett Doubles Down On Oil Holdings, Scoops Up Kinder Morgan

    02/17/2016 1:39:28 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 24 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 17-02-2016 | warren
    American billionaire Warren Buffett, through his Nebraska-based company Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A), has acquired a $400 million stake in struggling pipeline company, Kinder Morgan (NYSE: KMI). According to a Berkshire Hathaway US Securities and Exchange Commission filing, the 26.53 million shares of Kinder Morgan are valued at $395.8 million. The purchase adds to Buffett’s oil interests, which includes a recently purchased 14.3 percent stake in oil refiner Phillips 66 at a time when other oil and gas investors are looking for the exit. True to Buffett’s form, the Kinder Morgan purchase came shortly after its stock price fell 53...
  • Washington To Help Kenya Raise $18 Billion For Oil Pipeline

    01/11/2016 11:22:39 AM PST · by kbobdelux · 27 replies
    oilprice.com ^ | January, 7 2016 | Andy Tully
    The U.S. government says it will help Kenya get the financing it needs to build an $18 billion pipeline from the oil fields in the country's northwest to its southeastern Indian Ocean coast to help it become a net exporter of oil. The pipeline would stretch nearly 500 miles from Lokichar in Kenya’s Great Rift Valley to the coastal town of Lamu, and would be an almost impossibly expensive project for the East African nation. Yet there is enough oil there to make the plan worthwhile. The pan-African financial institution Ecobank Transnational Inc. says it has proven reserves of about...
  • Obama's Keystone saga takes new turn

    01/10/2016 4:45:04 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 5 replies
    the hill ^ | 10 Jan 2016 | timothy cama
    The “fair and equitable” piece is where the Obama administration is most vulnerable, said David Gantz, a trade law professor at the University of Arizona College of Law. “The issue becomes, if there is a very detailed procedure for approval or disapproval of pipelines, whether the U.S. followed those procedures or whether it went beyond the criteria or procedures,” Gantz said. “I would say the U.S. is pretty vulnerable on that one issue,” he said, “in part because the White House staff and others essentially said, ‘we know we’re doing this politically and to make a statement,’ but the regulations...